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Norfolk State 80, Bethune Cookman 66

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Tony Murphy scored 20 of his 26 points in
the second half and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds as Norfolk
State beat Bethune-Cookman 80-66 Wednesday night.

Murphy shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range to tie his career high in
points.

Norfolk State (11-17, 10-8 Mid Eastern Athletic Conference)
stretched a 38-32 halftime lead to 21 points after starting the
second half with an 18-3 run that included eight from Murphy.
Bethune-Cookman (15-13, 11-6) could get no closer than 14 the rest
of the way.

The Spartans jumped out to an eight-point lead, but Antonio Webb
answered with eight straight points and Sam Barber tied it at 15
apiece with a layup with 14:03 left in the first half. Norfolk
State led by as many as 11 in the first half.

Webb led Bethune-Cookman with 13 points and Michael Williams II
had 10. Neither scored in the second half.

Al'Davon Thomas scored 11 for the Spartans and Keith Young and
Corey Lyons each had 10.